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Elementary Education

1985

Writing skills

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A Comparative Study Of Two Process Approaches To The Teaching Of Writing To Third Grade Students, Anita J. Clark Aug 1985

A Comparative Study Of Two Process Approaches To The Teaching Of Writing To Third Grade Students, Anita J. Clark

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the quality of writing of third grade students instructed in a structured method of writing would vary from that of a similar group instructed in an unstructured method. The element of learning style that denoted a preference for structure or lack of preference for structure was considered to determine any significant relationship with writing achievement.

This study was conducted over a ten-week period with twenty-four third-grade students. Pre-treatment and post-treatment writing samples were collected. One group of students, (Group I) was instructed using a structured approach to writing. The other group ...